Moral Dimensions of Vocational Apprenticeship Education in Nigeria

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Apprenticeship has been a method used in training young people in Nigeria even before the colonial era. It involves the inculcation of moral values into the apprentice and character building of the apprentice. This is to mould the apprentice to be a repectful and responsible adult in the society. The study examines the moral and character training given to apprentices and the methods employed by the mastercraftmen. Interview schedules were conducted with some selected mastercraftmen and apprentices of vocations such as auto-mechanic, panel beating, tailoring and carpentry in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. The result of the study established moral training an integral part of vocational apprenticeship education.


Keywords: Apprenticeship, Moral Training, Vocational Education, Character Building
Stream: Education and Social Welfare
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
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Dr. Clement Segun Oni

Senior Lecturer, Department of continuing Education, Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

Dr C.S. Oni was born at Emure-Ekiti. He had his Ph.D in Technical Education at University of Akron, Ohio, U.S.A. He is presently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Continuing Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Dr. Sydney Nwanakponna Osuji

Associate Professor, Department of Continuing Education, Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

Dr. Sydney Nwanakponna OSUJI attended University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria where he got a B.Ed/ Religious Studies in 1975 and later a Ph.D (Adult Education) in 1981. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Continuing Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, where he has been lecturing after his Ph.D in 1981. His research focus is History and Philosophy of Adult Education, Curriculum Studies and Community Development.

Ref: I08P0945